In their quest to sign defensive linemen, the Missouri Tigers have gone into the heart of SEC territory to extend a scholarship offer to 2013 DE Terrance Waugh 6'3" 230 McDonough (GA) Henry County. Recently, Waugh took time to visit with ShowMeMizzou.com, and he talked about his Missouri offer, and about his interest in Missouri.
Waugh said that he received his Missouri offer in early June.
"Missouri is one of my main choices right now, out of all of the ones that I've got," said Waugh. "My best offer is between Missouri and Penn State."
Waugh reports personal bests of 4.71 seconds in the 40-yard dash, a 34" vertical jump, 305-pound maximum in the bench press, 510-pound maximum squat, and a maximum of 285 pounds in the power clean.
Waugh is being recruited by some schools to play linebacker, but he said that Missouri wants him to play defensive end.
"I think Missouri wants me to play kind of a hybrid defensive end," explained Waugh. "You know, rush the passer, drop back in coverage. They want me to get up to 260 pounds……………………………………. I'm really thin right now. I have a lot of room to grow."
Waugh talked about his criteria for choosing a school, and his expected timetable for a decision.
"I'll take my visits after the football season," said Waugh. "I just want it to be a place that feels like home. That will be enough for me."
"Since Missouri is one of my main choices, if I go there, and I like it, and it just blows me away, I would pretty much commit on the spot," said Waugh. "If I feel like it's a place where I could spend four years."
Waugh said that he'd like to visit Missouri sooner, but that he wants his parents to be able to accompany him on his visits, so he'll have to wait until after the football season.